Columbia Gorge Community College

  • Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Candidacy is not accreditation nor does it ensure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a status of affiliation with the Commission which indicates that the institution has achieved initial recognition and is progressing toward accreditation. CGCC, until separate accreditation, if granted, delivers college credit instruction, certificates and degrees through its contract with Portland Community College (PCC) which is accredited through the NWCCU. Credits, certificates and degrees earned at CGCC appear on PCC transcripts and are transferable to four-year institutions, subject to the specific policies of those institutions. Columbia Gorge Community College contracts with Portland Community College for many instructional, financial aid, and student records services.
School Highlights
  • Columbia Gorge Community College serves 991 students (36% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
  • Columbia Gorge Community College is the only community colleges within Wasco County, OR.
  • The nearest community college to Columbia Gorge Community College is Mt Hood Community College (58.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Columbia Gorge Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Oregon for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Columbia Gorge Community College(OR) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty59 staff105 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Columbia Gorge Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Columbia Gorge Community College diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment991 students2,071 students
Student:Teacher Ratio17:128:1
# Full-Time Students356 students844 students
# Part-Time Students635 students1,227 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
-
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Columbia Gorge Community College and the percentage of Asian community college students in OR by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
% Hispanic
14%
10%
% Black
-
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Columbia Gorge Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in OR by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
% White
84%
66%
% Unknown races
1%
13%
Diversity Score0.270.53
This chart display the diversity score of Columbia Gorge Community College and the community college average diversity score of OR by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
13%
19%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Columbia Gorge Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of OR by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,100$34,800

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,636 is less than the state average of $5,223. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,636 is less than the state average of $8,497. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,636$5,223
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,636$8,497
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%82%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$13,000$15,375
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$6,156$6,156
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
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